Just so I don't leave people completely in the lurch while I'm away, here are some interesting links to check out:
F-35 Reality Check: Part 1 and Part 2
Flightglobal's wealth of past Gripen articles.
The CDA institute's "Replacing the CF-18" Part 1 (Super Hornet) and Part 2 (The Gripen NG)
For those who haven't seen it, here is HBO's "The Pentagon Wars" lampooning the troubled development of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and military procurement and development in general.
Also, Nova's documentary on the JSF's development: "Battle of the X-Planes"
And, a documentary on the Eurofighter Typhoon's troubled beginnings: "Weapon of Mass Construction".
Also, I couldn't resist posting this. (Thanks David!)